Hop Over Hits 50,000 Views

Hop Over Notification Badge 50,000

Hop Over Notification Badge, my popular project on the code demo site, CodePen has clicked up 50,000 project views.

The effect is a CSS3 keyframe animation based transformation that uses the z-index to ‘hop’ the notification badge up over the navigation on mouse hover.

Check out the project on my CodePen profile.

Huge thanks to everyone who has checked the project out!


10 Years Blogging

10 Year Blog Anniversary

According to my archives, today marks my 10th year of blogging!

I joined Tumblr in September 13th 2008 wanting to write some casual posts and as a good excuse to do some blog theme building.

My first post, ‘Laser Staring Cats’. Later, I managed to tip off TechCrunch about a Google Chrome promotion.

Print Theme for Tumblr

Since then I built and released my own Tumblr Theme, celebrated my 1000th post in 2011 and made the move to WordPress.com in 2016.

I  (somewhat) regularly post about #web, #tech, and #eco news. You can also find out more about memy web work and personal posts. Plenty to read here – a decades worth! Heres to 10 more!

Thanks for reading, Paul

One Year WordPress.com Anniversary

It is my personal blogs first year anniversary since the move to WordPress.com from Tumblr.

I have kept to the Tumblog style of posting quick thoughts, images and links. Covering web, tech and green issues, I also post under the #personal tag and #paulfosterdesign for my web work. Surprisingly, I have also taken part in the WordPress #dailyprompt challenge, a great way to stretch the fingers and tap out an impromptu post.

For the web designer side of me, it has been interesting seeing the progress made in the WordPress Calypso editor in just 12 months. Initially it was a clunky change from Tumblrs’ simple dashboard. However the progress and refinement has been quite noticeable and the writing experience has improved hugely.

I’m enjoying it here. Expect more posts.

Read Only Web

Make your content easy to consume the way you intended, otherwise your readers may find another way. So make sure it loads first, and fast, in the way you want it presented.

Lets not settle for a homogenous, text-only tier of the web. Web design is your sites individuality and your control of your brand, so make sure it puts your content first.

We’ve never had more tools available to detect, deliver and present the best experience to users. I hope we can keep them from hitting the reading view permanently.

via Read Only Web from paulfosterdesign.co.uk